I am a member of Hardwicke chambers, London.
My practice focuses on Chancery and property litigation and encompasses both traditional Chancery and commercial work. I have represented and advised beneficiaries, executors and trustees in a diverse range of estate and trust disputes. I have experience of a broad range of real property matters, including the construction and validity of charges, boundary disputes, sale of land and adverse possession. I also accept instructions in Court of Protection matters concerning the property and affairs of incapacitated parties. I undertake family property work in the areas of matrimonial finance, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and cohabitation claims.
If you would like to instruct me, please do not hesitate to contact the practice management team, who will be very happy to assist. They can be emailed any time at [email protected] or reached on +44 (0)20 7242 2523 during our office hours from 8.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Members of the public
Traditionally, barristers receive their instructions through solicitors and it has been necessary for members of the public to approach a solicitor before they can access the services of a barrister.
It is now possible for members of the public to go direct to a barrister for legal advice and representation, provided that the barrister is qualified to accept public access instructions. I am public access qualified and may be able to assist you if your case is one that is suitable for direct access. I can assist you with providing advice in conference or in writing, in drafting documents and with representation in court or tribunal proceedings and in negotiations. There are limits to the work that barristers can do via direct access. I generally cannot serve documents on your behalf or correspond directly with another party or their solicitor, although I can assist you in drafting such documents or correspondence and advice you on court procedures.
You can read more about the public access scheme here: https://www.barcouncil.org.uk/using-a-barrister/public-access/
Not every case is suitable for public access and in certain cases we may advise you that it would be better to have a solicitor involved in addition to a barrister. If you would like to instruct me, please do not hesitate to contact the practice management team, who will be very happy to assist. They can be emailed any time at [email protected] or reached on +44 (0)20 7242 2523 during our office hours from 8.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.
You are strongly advised to get in touch as soon as you realise that you may require assistance. Barristers’ diaries can get busy very quickly and the sooner you make contact, the more likely it is that we will be able to assist.
If you are unable to afford to instruct a barrister or solicitor, you may be able to obtain assistance from the Citizens Advice Bureau, https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk, or the Bar Pro Bono Unit, http://www.barprobono.org.uk.